Adobe Digital Editions has a new version available

Click here to download the new version

Click here for further instructions or contact the Information Services Department at 843-413-7074 for assistance downloading and installing the new version of ADE.

Please note: Patrons using Windows Vista on their computers will need to make an adjustment to the installation file in order to begin the installation.


Download your audiobooks and ebooks from:


Continuing to serve our patrons in the digital age, the Florence County Library System has added e-books to its collection while greatly expanding its digital audiobook collection. This addition of e-books along with more audiobooks is made possible through the Jasmine Digital Library, a consortium of ten other libraries to share resources and to pool purchasing power.

Currently, there are over 5000 titles available for selection, in a wide variety of genres. Each title automatically expires at the end of the lending period and can be downloaded to various devices such as the iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook or to a PC.

To begin accessing the new e-books and audiobooks, Click Here. After downloading the required free software, patrons can login with their library card number and catalog password (PIN). The password is the last four digits of the library card number, unless this has been changed by the user.

OverDrive has a help section to assist with downloading ebooks and audiobooks.

Funding support for the OverDrive service was provided entirely by the Friends of Florence County Library.

For additional assistance or information, please call (843) 413-7074.



Sources for Free E-books & Audiobooks

E-books:

Baen Free Library free science fiction and fantasy books provided by Baen Books.

Bookboon provides free ad-supported technical and professional textbooks and e-books.

Feedbooks offers both public domain books as well as original works submitted by users.

Free Kindle Books provides links to all the free Kindle books available through Amazon.com.

Project Gutenberg the internet’s largest and oldest collection of public domain works available, available in a wide variety of formats.

Munsey’s has over 18,000 ebooks available in a variety of formats with a special concentration on pulp fiction.

Obooko offers well over a thousand free books by self publishing authors for download. Nice categorization helps to get to titles you want. Free registration is required.

Open Library has a huge collection of free novels available for reading online and for download in a large variety of options. Over 1,000,000 titles available.


Audiobooks:

Audiobooksforfree.com: Provides 8 kbs ‘bearable quality’ audiobooks for free. Better sound quality is available for purchase.

Audio Literature Odyssey: Maintained by voice actress Nikolle Doolin, It is a small, but interesting, collection available for download in MP3 format.

Audio Treasure has the audio version of the King James and World English bibles for download in MP3 as well as other christian audiobooks.

EscapePod offers free weekly audio science fiction short stories in podcast and mp3.

Kids Audio Books Very good site which also has some old time radio shows as well as a small collection of coloring (images to be saved) and reading books (pdf download).

LibriVox: about 4500 books in the public domain recorded by volunteer readers.

Light Up Your Brain has 14 childrens audio books read by Chuck Brown available for download in MP3 or for listening online.

Lit2Go: A project of the Florida Educational Technology clearing house that offers a very large collection of interesting audio books and poems.

PodCastle the associated site of EscapePod offers podcasts and MP3 of fantasy works.

PseudoPod offers horror fiction podcasts for free listening online or for free download.

Storynory has a good size collection of interesting children stories. There are original stories as well as classic novels and fairy tales.

The Story Spieler offers a good variety of audio books for listening online all narrated by Roy Trumbull, a retired radio and TV broadcaster.

ThoughtAudio offers around 70 audio books for free download in good quality MP3 format, many not available elsewhere.

Voices in the Dark offers about 100 classical audio books for download in high or low quality MP3.